Monday, April 2, 2012
On April 2, 1982, Argentina invaded and occupied the British commonwealth of the Falkland Island and South Georgia, which comprise The Falkland Islands. The British public was outraged, and demanded action.
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's government was quick to respond, and after seventy-four days the Falklands War ended with the Argentinians surrender on June 14, 1982. Six hundred forty-nine Argentine military personnel, two hundred fifty-five British military personnel and three Falkland Islanders died over the duration of the conflict.
Thatcher's government would rise further and stronger because of their success. While the Argentinian government would be toppled because of it.